The Jefferson City Lady Jays lead seven area girls teams receiving votes in the latest Missouri Basketball Coaches Association state rankings released Wednesday.
Jefferson City holds down the No. 1 spot in Class 5 for the second consecutive poll.
The Helias Lady Crusaders team dropped one spot and is now No. 5 in Class 4. The School of the Osage Lady Indians are receiving votes in Class 4.
The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons climbed into the Class 3 rankings at No. 7 after being among those receiving votes in the last poll.
The California Lady Pintos are new to the rankings as well, slotted at No. 9 in Class 3.
Two area teams — the Fatima Lady Comets and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs — are receiving votes in Class 3.
The Tipton Lady Cardinals moved up one spot in Class 2 and are now ranked No. 2.
Joining Jefferson City at No. 1 in their respective classes are Incarnate Word in Class 4, Strafford in Class 3, Thayer in Class 2 and Walnut Grove in Class 1.
There are two area boys teams in the rankings.
The Blair Oaks Falcons remain at the No. 8 spot in Class 3, while the St. Elizabeth Hornets dropped two spots to No. 7 in Class 1.
No. 1 teams in boys classes are Webster Groves in Class 5, Sikeston in Class 4, Vashon in Class 3, Milan in Class 2 and Dora in Class 1.